A Osun state Magistrate Court sitting in Iragbiji, has remanded four men in prison custody for allegedly killing a 4- year- old boy, Bakare Teslim. The accused persons; Ganiyu Abidoye 60, Taju Ganiyu 25, Aremu Moshood 48, and Agboola Abdulwasiu 31, were docked on Monday, by the Police Osun state Command.
The accused persons were said to have kidnapped Teslim on the October, 9, 2015 at about 6.17pm at Agbelekale area of Iragbiji in Osun state before beheading him with a knife.
The charge sheet obtained in court by our correspondent read: “that you Taju Ganiyu, Aremu Moshood, Agboola Abdulwasiu and Ganiyu Abidoye on 9th October, 2015 at about 6.17pm at Agbelekale area of Iragbiji in Iragbiji Magisterial District did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit kidnapping of one Bakare Teslim, aged 4.
“That you (accused persons) on the same day, at about 7.30pm at Okemore bush area in Iragbiji, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit murder of one Bakare Teslim.
“That you (accused persons) on the same day, time and place did unlawfully and intentionally kill one Bakare Teslim, aged 4 by beheading him with a knife.”
Police prosecutor, Inspector Adegoke Taiwo informed the court that the accused persons have committed offences contrary to and punishable under Sections 516, 364 (2), 324 and 319 (1) of the Criminal code, Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun state of Nigeria, 2003.
Meanwhile, owing to the nature of the alleged charges, the plea of the accused persons could not be taken while their counsels, Messrs. Toye Emitoma and A. Adebisi could not apply for their bail.
The presiding judge, Magistrate Idowu Ajao ordered the remand of the accused persons in Ilesa prison and adjourned the case to December, 21, 2015 for mention.
– Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo